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A day of fun and learning at the Norris Square Carnival

 04/30/2017 - 19:08
Children participate in the frog dance as part of the Norris Square Community Alliance Carnival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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A family friendly day with music, games for the community

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Children participate in the frog dance as part of the Norris Square Community Alliance Carnival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

NRA begins annual convention, Trump to be main speaker

 04/28/2017 - 04:01
A man looks at a firearms exhibit at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 27 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
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The National Rifle Association, NRA, publicly supported Trump during the campaign and was one of the groups outside the Republican Party that produced the most political advertising for him.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:00am
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A man looks at a firearms exhibit at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 27 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

In Colombia, a model town for sustainable adaptation to climate change

 04/24/2017 - 02:50
Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

The town of El Torno, in Colombia's northern province of Sucre, was seriously affected by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:45am
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Neida Zambrano (l) and the head of the local United Nations project to adapt to climate change, Diana Diaz (r), give a tour of a new house adapted to global warming in the Colombian town of El Torno on April 22, 2017. The town was seriously affected in 2010 by flooding, which destroyed crops and homes, but today the community of 600 residents is an example of resilience and sustainable adaptation to climate change. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

High temperatures, getting lost are the main dangers along US-Mexico border

 04/21/2017 - 03:40
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura
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Extreme temperatures and getting lost are the two greatest dangers facing thousands of people who each year try to cross into the US illegally over its southern border on long treks led - part of the way, at least - by people-traffickers known as "coyotes."

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30am
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Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

“Me arrepiento de no haber seguido aprendiendo español”

 04/12/2017 - 05:29
Gene Schriver, an entrepeneur of Argentinian descendance from Philadelphia, is the founder and CEO of Globo.

Gene Schriver, emprendedor de origen argentino que creció en Filadelfia, es el CEO y fundador de GLOBO, una plataforma tecnológica de servicios de traducción, considerada una de las startups latinas con mayor crecimiento en EEUU en 2016.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:45am
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Gene Schriver, emprendedor de origen argentino de Filadelfia, es el CEO y fundador de GLOBO, una plataforma de servicios de traducción simultánea. 

“I regret that I didn’t stick with Spanish”

 04/12/2017 - 05:06
Gene Schriver, an entrepeneur of Argentinian descendance from Philadelphia, is the founder and CEO of Globo.

Gene Schriver is the CEO and founder of GLOBO, a translation services platform, considered one of the fastest growing Latino startups in the US.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:45am
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Gene Schriver, an entrepeneur of Argentinian descendance from Philadelphia, is the founder and CEO of Globo.

Hispanics are 8% of Philly's firefighters

 03/30/2017 - 14:59
Adam Thiel es el Comisionado del Departamento de Bomberos de Filadelfia. Foto: Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

In a dialogue with AL DÍA News, the Philadelphia Fire Department leader spoke about the presence of Latinos in the organization and the importance of strengthening community relations to prevent emergencies.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Adam K. Thiel, Philadelphia's Fire Department Commissioner Photo: Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

Deadline nears for contestants in Trump’s border wall ‘pageant’

 03/30/2017 - 03:42
The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. Proposals include hi-tech ‘virtual wall’ and 1,600km barrier of shipping containers.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:15am
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The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick
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The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am
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María Paredes Fernández, Spanish language teacher at Penn University, was awarded "Best Spanish Teacher 2016" by the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP). Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick

Colombian coffee inspires banana growers to reclaim land lost to violence

 03/21/2017 - 18:48
A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.
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The Banana Growers Association of Colombia (Augura) is applying a strategy to restore Uraba, the country's principal producer of the fruit and a region stigmatized by violence.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:45pm
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A worker at a banana farm in Apartado, Uraba, Colombia on Mar. 17, 2017. EFE/LUIS EDUARDO NORIEGA A.

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